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UChicago Faculty Physicians

Esra Tasali, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine Director, Sleep Disorders Center

Esra Tasali, MD, is interested in the links between sleep and metabolic, endocrine and cardiovascular functions. She is an expert in sleep disorders with a specific interest in sleep-disordered breathing.

Dr. Tasali’s current research focuses on the role of sleep disturbances in the development of metabolic and endocrine abnormalities including type 2 diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome. She has led innovative research studies investigating the relationship between sleep disruptions and diabetes risk.

Board Certifications

  • Sleep Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Endocrine Society
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Sleep Research Society

Practicing Since

  • 2005

Languages Spoken

  • Turkish
  • French
  • English

Medical Education

  • Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine

Internship

  • Istanbul University Hospital

Residency

  • Istanbul University Hospital

Fellowship

  • University of Chicago Medicine

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